Survivor Thailand’s Brian is worth $2 million thanks to investments.

Survivor Thailand’s Brian is worth $2 million thanks to investments.
More than two years ago, Survivor Thailand winner Brian Heidik was reported to be hiring a financial advisor to help him spend his after-tax prize, about $675,000. When The Bakersfield Californian talked to him “[l]ast month, Heidik figured he was worth about $2.5 million.” The former used car salesperson and soft-core porn star’s investments now include “retirement and college accounts, municipal bonds, stocks and mutual funds, some with exposure to European markets and the emerging market in China.” The paper reports that Brian will “be co-starring in an action movie shooting this fall” and that “[h]e and his wife are working on having their second child.” Plus, “Heidik and his family have moved to Georgia, where he’s working on a pilot for a new reality TV show about hunting.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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